Re: 6 Directions
In terms of left,right, front, back, up and down - I have always thought of it as the x, y, and z axes in 3D. And my way of analyzing stuff - well, for movement I like to think in 8 directions. So, when cutting with a sword, I like 8. But sometimes, 12, like a clock - because I want to be able to attack and defend from all directions, and you can only do that if you practice it. I think you can do whatever you like, as long as you do something. But for balance and body structure, both of the self and of your partner/opponent I think 6 is fine as it is just - logical.
I can't see how it is directly related to zanshin though. You do need to be aware/awake/alive, of course, always.
Last edited by Rupert Atkinson : 10-06-2013 at 04:59 PM.